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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Sleep vs. Homework

Sleep vs. Homework

How do you balance sleep and homework?

Hi Kathy,

It’s always a challenge to keep a balanced life, especially as a student. There’s so many distractions to keep you away from staying focused on school, but sleep is definitely important. For me, I like to have about six to seven hours of rest. Some people require more or maybe less, but I find I’m at my best when I get proper sleep. It makes it easier for me to work and study with energy and not feel so sluggish. That’s the worst feeling, to move slow as snail when you know you have an assignment due and the only thing that’s on your mind is sleep.

What’s really helpful for me is to keep a planner. My planner is my lifeline. Between working, school and family I have to schedule my day. It helps me to visualize my day so I know what to expect and how to plan accordingly.

As much as we hear this as a student, it’s so vital to limit procrastination. Procrastination is such an bad habit. No matter how long you put something off it’s still going to be there waiting for you. So, by planning my day, it helps me not to procrastinate and I know exactly how much sleep I’ll be getting.

I hope this helps and best of luck with balancing your life!

Marilyn

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Academics | 0 comments

Tutoring Help

Tutoring Help

Is tutoring really worth it ?

Hi Keondrea,

Absolutely, tutoring is worth it. Any areas that you’re having issues with the learning centers are able to help you. Best of all it is FREE! As a student, I took advantage of tutoring support for plenty of my classes especially in math. I was having a hard time understanding some of the concepts in statistics and the tutoring helped me out a lot.

It’s a relaxed environment and the tutors are all there to help, so it makes the experience more personable. You can go to a learning center on any campus and you don’t need an appointment so it’s really easy to find help. They are also open on nights and weekends!

Maria also shared in a previous post her personal experience with the learning centers. That may be helpful as well to review.

Best of Luck,

Marilyn

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

Engineering & Housing

Engineering & Housing

 

Do you have biomedical engineering? Can you get your own dorm room?

Hi Bethany,

My name is Marilyn. I’ll be assisting Maria with answering some of the questions on the blog.

Currently SPC doesn’t offer a biomedical engineering program but we will have an Associate of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology available starting Fall 2015. This will be a new track in our engineering technology program. If you have further questions, please contact Giovanna Taylor at 727-791-2402 or taylor.giovanna@spcollege.edu.

At this time the college is offering an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology. It concentrates on the following areas of studies: electronics, quality, digital design and modeling, and biomedical systems. Additionally, students can come to SPC to pursue an Associate in Arts degree. This will allow you to work on the general education requirements and elective requirements for your major and then transfer on toward a bachelor’s degree.

As for campus housing, currently SPC doesn’t offer dorm rooms. However there’s other options that may be helpful to locate an apartment community close to your home campus. Each campus has a Student Life and Leadership coordinator who can help you with housing and other student life related issues. Also, Maria posted additional information about this question in a previous blog post that you can review.

Best of Luck,

Marilyn

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Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Joining a Club

Joining a Club

How do i join a club?

Hi Tichina,

Joining a club is a great way to stay connected on your local campus. It provides insight into campus activities, a way to network and a support system for your studies. And you’re able to make an impactful influence. There’s various ways you can join a club. Check out the previous post by Maria on how to join.

Best of Luck,

Marilyn

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